Calla Lily 馬蹄蓮

Calla Lily 馬蹄蓮

Calla Lily
This is the only portfolio of flowers I have done so far. In fact, I started with birds and flowers while learning Chinese painting at a young age, but turned to city life after picking up my painting brushes again.
Calla lily was rarely seen when I was young. I knew it quite late but came to like it fondly. I once bought a cluster of Calla lilies and made sketches of it almost every day for nearly a whole month. Later, I turned my sketches into eight continuous pieces of brush-and-ink painting, from day 1 to day 25.
Another cluster of Calla lilies was painted and exhibited in 2003 as a tribute to the medical workers for what they had done during that year’s SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak. — Fong So

馬蹄蓮
我甚少畫花卉,但年少學畫時,臨摹的多是花鳥。荒廢多年之後,再重拾畫筆,卻轉為繪寫城市生活。
小時候,馬蹄蓮難得一見。我很遲才認識這種花,但極喜其雅潔。有一趟,我買了一大束馬蹄蓮,每天畫速寫,同一瓶花,畫了差不多一個月。其後,畫稿轉成八張水墨(此處只錄七張),時間由第一天至第廿五天。
2003年我也畫過一張馬蹄蓮,曾在沙士 (一度被為非典型肺炎) 疫症後展出,向醫護人員致敬。
── 方蘇